about "have been doing" how to say I have been studying for a month? is it "hace un mes que estudio espanol" ? Can someone explain it for me please?
Aug 15, 2014 9:43 AM
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Literally the translation would be: I have been studying for a month = He estado estudiando durante un mes. However, in Spanish we could understand that you are done with studying. For example, you have been studying for a month, you took an exam and end. If you want to say that you have been studying Spanish for a month and you continue studying it, your translation is perfect: "hace un mes que estudio español".
August 15, 2014
Yep, and the alternative form is: "llevo un mes estudiando español" (llevar + tiempo) More literal: "he estado estudiando español durante un mes" (pretérito perfecto contínuo) I hope it helps
August 15, 2014
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